Re: [R] measurement error model - "simple" linear regression

From: Andrew Robinson <>
Date: Mon 17 Oct 2005 - 10:32:05 EST

Dear Troels,

you might try McArdle, Limnol. Oceanogr., 48(3), 2003, 1363-1366 for some reading, and the pls package (newly updated) for tools.

(I apologize if this information replicates previous postings, but Googling R-help McArdle 2005 draws a blank so I think I'm on safe ground!)

Good luck!


On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 10:40:17PM +0200, Troels Ring wrote:
> Dear friends, I found the thread on this subject this summer but
> wonder whether it has been taken any further. I have an important
> medical problem where X is computed from a three independent and
> complicated measurements (exchangeable sodium and potassium and total
> body water - i.e. X = (Nae+Ke)/TBW ) and Y is serum sodium
> concentration (all data in Edelman, JCI 1958). I have the individual
> data in the paper (but have not yet had time to enter it) and Edelman
> et al in fact reported measurement errors for most individual items.
> Edelman and coworkers made a linear regression of Y on X and now I
> would like to ascertain the importance of the fact that X was
> measured with error for the utility of the formula in clinical
> practice (since I believe it is being misused by ignoring this fact -
> and more). I found in Neter, Wasserman and Kutner 3. ed a general
> discussion of the problem - but would very much like a more recent
> presentation if available and application in R.
> Best wishes
> Troels Ring
> Aalborg, Denmark
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